Saturday, September 24, 2016

BonBon Bears!!

Stephanie Jessica Lau from released her new pattern for these adorable little bears! I love tiny teddy bears, and I knew I had to make these little guys. The yarn Stephanie used was Lion Brand's Bonbon Cotton yarn, but I decided to use my favourite yarn, Patons Grace mercerized cotton yarn in the colours Peacock, Ginger, and Azure with my 2.00mm Clover Amour crochet hook.

I recently ran out or plastic safety eyes, but I did have some black beads that I could sew onto my amigurumi to make eyes.
This was my first time sewing black beads as eyes as I am always using plastic safety eyes for my amigurumi since they are easier to attach.
To practice, I sewed on the beads to a scrap crocheted square
Before stuffing and closing up the head of my bear, I sewed on the bead eyes and was really happy with how they turned out!
Next, I stuffed the head and closed up the hole at the bottom
Then I weaved in all the loose ends.
Next, I made the body, stuffed it, and then sewed it to the bottom of the head.

Then, I made two tiny circles for the ears and sewed them on the top of the head.
To make sewing easier, I pinned the ears before sewing them on. Pinning the ears made it easier to sew the ears on with precision.

Almost done!! The last things to make are the limbs!
Arms done...
Then, I made the legs
To finish off the bear, I cut out an oval out of white felt for the belly and embroidered a little x at the bottom to be his belly button.
Then, I cut out a circle out of white felt and embroidered a straight line for my bear's nose.
Finally, I glued them to my bear with a glue gun

My bear is done!! I wanted to make my bear into a keychain, so I added a keychain with a snake chain. (I got my keychains from amazon.)
Then, I made two more bears! I made a dark blue and a green one

That's it for today's post! I hope you all liked it. :) I have not yet named my bears, so if you have any suggestions, please let me know in the comments!

See you in another post!
Happy crocheting and crafting!